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5 cases filed against Apan Jewellers

DHAKA, Aug 12, 2017 (BSS) - Customs intelligence filed five separate cases with four police stations under Money Laundering Act against Apan Jewellers on charges of concealing information in their evidence about 15 maunds of gold and diamond which were believed to be smuggled in the country.

Three owners of the jewelers Dildar Ahmed Selim, Gulzar Ahmed Selim and Azad Ahmed have been made accused in the cases.

Customs intelligence director general (DG) Dr Mainul Khan confirmed the matter saying, "Two of the cases were lodged with Gulshan Police Station and one each with Dhanmondi, Ramna and Uttara police stations. The cases were lodged in line with the instruction of National Board of Revenue (NBR)"

Assistant revenue officers, MR Zaman Badhan, Bijoy Kumar Roy, Md Shahriar Mahmud, Mohammad Zakir Hossain and Md Ariful Islam filed the cases.

Customs intelligence officials seized 15 maunds of gold and diamonds from different showrooms of Apan Jewellers upon specific allegations following the incidents of raping two female university students at Banani's RainTree Hotel in the city.

The seized gold had later been deposited to Bangladesh Bank.